Joining Forces: Enhancing Veterans' Care Tool Kit - Educational Resources
Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Clinical Case Discussion: Combat PTSD and Substance Use Disorders
Insomnia as Predictor Versus Outcome of PTSD and Depression Among Iraq Combat Veterans
Medical Care Needs of Returning Veterans with PTSD: Their Other Burden
Case Studies/Assessment Tools/Class Discussion
- Innovations in Clinical Education: Joining Forces with Community/Public Health Nursing Students in Veterans' Healthcare
- Brigham Young University of College of Nursing - Syllabus and Curriculum
- Medical University of South Carolina - Accelerated Baccalaureate Curriculum and Courses
- University of Florida - BSN Program Handout and Veteran Centric Baccalaureate Curriculum
- University of South Florida - Baccalaureate Web-based Curriculum and Syllabus
At the University of South Florida College of Nursing, the article "The Unmasked Question" along with the “Veterans Administration Military Health History Pocket Card” has been introduced to students in both undergraduate and graduate courses. Incidentally, both of these sources can be found under the “Educational Resources” tab in this toolkit. For the graduate program, the article is required reading during an “Advanced Health Assessment” course when patient health histories are discussed. During the lab period, faculty conduct a brief discussion regarding the article and then emphasize the need to ask all patients "if they have served in the military". A “no” answer indicates that the provider can continue on with other aspects of the patient's health history. A “yes” answer would then prompt the nurse practitioner (NP) to utilize the pocket card in order to obtain essentially a "military occupation health history". Answers ascertained through the use of this card would further direct the NP as to physical exam, labs, referrals, etc. Finally, the resources have been introduced in other clinical courses, when veteran centric health care issues are discussed.
- University of Alabama at Birmingham - Syllabus
- West Haven VA and Fairfield University - Courses
Nursing Students Who are Veterans
Helping Veterans Become Nurses Initiative
Description: Helping Veterans Become Nurses Initiative helps veterans make the transition from military service to nursing school. HRSA has established a partnership with the Army, Navy, and Air Force and is working to align accreditation requirements for nursing programs with enlisted medical training so medics and corpsmen can receive academic credit for their military health care service.
Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program
Description: Through the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence Initiative the Jonas Center will support scholarships for 54 nurses to be trained at the doctoral level (PhD and DNP) on veteran-specific healthcare needs, ranging from clinical to policy to administration to education, to help ensure our veterans are receiving the best possible care.
Student Veterans Of America (SVA)
Description: This is a coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the globe. These member chapters are the "boots on the ground” that help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically. Each chapter must be an officially recognized student group by their university or college and provide a peer-to-peer network for veterans who are attending the school. Additionally, chapters often coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student veterans in higher education.
Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions
Description: Created by the American Council on Education (ACE), this online resource is designed to help institutions of higher education build effective programs for veteran students and share information. It highlights a variety of best practices and includes video clips, profiles of student veteran programs across the U.S., and a searchable database of tools and resources.
Power Point Presentations